One of the most anticipated university football games on the U SPORTS calendar, the 2019 Panda Game, to be Powered by Insurego on October 5!
Cross-town rivals Carleton University Ravens and University of Ottawa Gee-Gees will meet for a thrilling battle of athletic prowess with school pride on the line, October 5th at TD Place in front of a flock of 24,000 people!
2019 Panda Game Powered by Insurego!
Flocking right, you read that correctly! Insurego is the official presenting sponsor of the Panda Game and we couldn’t be more excited!
Tickets for the 2019 Panda Game are now on sale at TDPlace.ca, by calling 613.232.6767 X1 or in person at the TD Place box office.
BUT, stay tuned next week to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn how you can win your way in with tickets to the game, free food and drinks, and maybe even a chance to kick a field goal at halftime for a shot at $25,000!
Flamingos, Pandas, Ravens and Gee-Gees, oh my!
Want to know more about the 2019 Panda Game Powered by Insurego? Read some excerpts from the official press release:
A new modern-day record crowd of 24,470 packed TD Place in 2018 for the 50th edition of the Panda Game to witness another thriller as the uOttawa’s Gee-Gees reclaimed Pedro the Panda in a 38-27 win over the Carleton Ravens. The Gee-Gees have the all-time record of 33-17, but Carleton had won the previous four since their return in 2013, with the four consecutive victories also establishing a school record (uOttawa’s best run was seven wins in a row between 1957 and 1963).
“This event has become one of the most anticipated sporting happening on the calendar, and not just for students and alumni, but the whole city lights up around this game,” said Mark Goudie, CEO of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, owner/operator of TD Place. “Every year the crowds get bigger and the games get more intense. The Panda Game is such a fantastic showcase for the sport, the universities involved and our venue; there is always a great energy that permeates TD Place on that day!”
The first Panda Game was played at Lansdowne Park in 1955 and continued annually until the 1998 season. The Ravens returned to the gridiron in 2013 with the Panda Game returning to Lansdowne in 2014. Since then the rivalry has lived up to its lore treating students, alumni and fans to a ‘Hail Mary’ game-winning catch giving Carleton their first Panda Game win since 1994 and a double-overtime thriller (48-45) when Carleton edged uOttawa in the highest-scoring result in Panda Game history.
Over 102,000 students, alumni and fans have experienced the Panda Game over the last four years at TD Place.
“Each year we know it’s going to be a battle,” said Jamie Barresi, Head Coach of the uOttawa Gee-Gees. “This is a game that the whole campus and football community looks forward to and we recruit kids that want to play in this game.”